The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century (Paperback)
Radical Ideas for the New Century
Metropolitan Books, 9780805098297, 208pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" ("The New York Times") of the young new left
Democrat, Republican -- the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. "The Future We Want" proposes something different. In a sharp, rousing collective manifesto, ten young cultural and political critics dismantle the usual liberal solutions to America's ills and propose a pragmatic alternative.
What would finance look like without Wall Street? Or the workplace with responsibility shared by the entire workforce? From a campaign to limit work hours, to a program for full employment, to proposals for a new feminism, "The Future We Want" has the courage to think of alternatives that are both utopian and possible.
Brilliantly clear and provocative, "The Future We Want" -- edited by "Jacobin" magazine founder Bhaskar Sunkara and the "Nation"'s Sarah Leonard -- harnesses the energy and creativity of an angry generation and announces the arrival of a new political left that not only protests but plans.